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Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers
The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a new study shows hostile behavior is linked to gamers’ experiences of failure and frustration during play—not to a game’s violent content.
The study is the first to look at the player’s psychological experience with video games instead of focusing solely on its content. Researchers found that failure to master a game and its controls led to frustration and aggression, regardless of whether the game was violent or not. The findings of the study were published online in the March edition of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
“Any player who has thrown down a remote control after losing an electronic game can relate to the intense feelings or anger failure can cause,” explains lead author Andrew Przybylski, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, who said such frustration is commonly known among gamers as “rage-quitting.”
They finally got it, guys.
Sheri Graner Ray
> Worked in video games since 1990 on titles such as Star Wars Galaxies, Nancy Drew, and Ultima
> Authored the book Gender Inclusive Game Design-Expanding the Market and is the computer game industry’s leading expert on the subject of gender and computer games
> Was named one of the most influential women in the gaming industry in 2004 and won the International Game Developers Association Award in 2005
> Largely disregarded in favor of Anita Sarkeesian (who has gone on record as not being a gamer, among numerous other lies), who in turn completely ignored Sheri’s contributions and claimed she was the first woman to ever win the International Game Developers Association Award
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Seriously give this more notes. Sheri is who should be getting attention and support. Not Anita.
I wonder how big the pile of evidence of her lying will get before people stop putting up with it.
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